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Heritage
The poster for Heritage
Directed by Greg Graves
Producer(s) Greg Graves, Tim Ryan,
Cindy Tyler, Cory Clyde
Written by Marissa Lehto, Val Roder, Tim Schiefer (screenplay)
Tim Schiefer, Greg Graves (story)
Music by Stewart Dugdale
Budget $25,000
Running time 20 minutes
(approximate)

Heritage is a crowdfunded Godzilla fan film produced by Perception Entertainment, Vintage Reel Productions, and Luna Digital Ltd. Originally titled Godzilla: Heritage and planned as a feature-length film, the project was threatened with legal action by Toho on the grounds of likelihood of confusion. A version of the film running approximately 20 minutes will be released online to its Kickstarter backers at an unknown date.[1]

Description

Since Godzilla's first attack in 1954, mankind has been under constant threat from gigantic creatures known as "Superfauna" - animals mutated by the coming of the nuclear age and man's abuse of the atom's destructive power. Humanity was united against a common foe and for almost 60 years, worked collectively to study and combat the creatures as millions died, cities crumbled and the world's economy continued to collapse. Now, the world seems to finally be bringing the threat under control. Jack Martin is a correspondent for United World News and the grandson of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Steve Martin, whose riveting coverage of the 1954 raid on Tokyo made him a legend. With his grandfather's shadow always overhead, Jack has spent his career attempting to forge his own legacy, showing great promise as a journalist before spiraling into depression. In the process, he has severely damaged both his reputation and his marriage to family friend, Kaori Ogata. Before leaving the agency, Jack decides to travel to a small pacific island with his life-long friend Mitch Lawrence, who now runs UWN's old newspaper division. While the two wait to attend a ground-breaking ceremony for a new building, Godzilla suddenly reappears after nearly 30 years of absence...and he hasn't returned alone. With the King of the Monsters' threat looming, Jack must decide whether to flee or finally embrace his heritage and report the attack as it happens - risking not only his life, but the lives of his best friend and his wife.[2]

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Greg Graves
  • Produced by   Greg Graves
  • Executive producing by   Tim Ryan, Cindy Tyler, Cory Clyde
  • Music by   Stewart Dugdale
  • Cinematography by   Kyle Gilmore
  • Edited by   Kyle Gilmore
  • Screenplay by   Marissa Lehto, Val Roder, Tim Schiefer
  • Story by   Tim Schiefer, Greg Graves
  • Visual Effects by   Luna Digital, Christopher Bloomer
  • Visual Effects Supervisor   Aaron Powell
  • Makeup by   Rashaad Santiago, Cindy Tyler
  • Concept Art by   Elden Ardiente, Joe Lucchese

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Chris Barbis   as   Jack Martin
  • Azumi Tsutsui   as   Kaori Martin
  • Tim Ryan   as   Edward "Ed" Burke
  • Misty Lynn Macey   as   Marissa
  • Tim Schiefer   as   Mitch Lawrence
  • Colton Mangon   as   Gavin Manning
  • Tyler Graves   as   Christian Shaw

Development and Production

The idea for Godzilla: Heritage was originally conceived by Greg Graves in 2009, the same year the film's Facebook page was created. The page did not publish a post until 2013, coinciding with promotion of the film at G-Fest XX. Rashaad Santiago, winner of the sixth season of the SyFy game show Face Off, was announced as the film's creature artist in November 2013. The completed Godzilla suit was revealed at Denver Comic Con in June 2014, followed by the launch of a Kickstarter several days later with a $25,000 goal. It was unsuccessful, ending on July 17, 2014, with $16,025 raised.[3] Phase One of a second Kickstarter campaign began the next day with a $10,000 goal, concluding with $19,554 in funds.[4]

In November 2014, Rashaad Santiago was "relieved... of his duties on the film" and replaced with Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge contestant Chaz Vance.[5] The first preview was released on May 16, 2015, a week before Phase Two of the Kickstarter campaign launched and the teaser trailer was released. The Kickstarter was unsuccessful, raising $19,430 out of a $40,000 goal. Funds provided by executive producer Tim Ryan allowed the film to continue, and shooting for a ten-minute preview took place in mid-September. In March 2016, Graves announced that the preview would not contain any practical creature effects, with Rainfall Films providing CG animation instead. Rainfall was later replaced by Luna Digital.

A second teaser trailer was released in September. Toho contacted the filmmakers shortly thereafter, with the resulting arrangement ruling out a planned third Kickstarter.

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References

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Titanus Gojira

2 months ago
Score 0
looks awesome
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Theamazingdemo

9 months ago
Score 1
So Toho goes after this but that Kaiju Girls comic gets away with it? This truly is the darkest timeline.
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Triceradon the 8th

9 months ago
Score 0
same goes for heratige kamacres
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Triceradon the 8th

9 months ago
Score 1
heratige varan is the result of happens when zilla varan and komodothrax have a drunk night out sorry i couldent resist
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AngiraBlu

9 months ago
Score 1

So...all those pics of revamped kaiju were from THIS?!

AWESOME!!!

Plus, Varan's a hybrid of 2 of my favorite lizards: Draco and Frilled! Imagine his face spikes and frills glowing red, as he fires his Sonic Beam!
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Gojiguy1964

11 months ago
Score 1
This would’ve been a great thing
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Keizer Zilla

12 months ago
Score 1
This looked really cool. It's a shame Toho was to aggressive to let them make it the way they wanted to.
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KiryuGojira

28 months ago
Score 2
since the video is gonna be like 20 minutes long, is it really still worth watching?
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Green Blob Thing

28 months ago
Score -1
It was probably never worth watching to begin with, going off of the terrible monster designs.
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TimSchiefer

22 months ago
Score 1

Yes and no. What we were able to shoot before effectively getting shut down is very good, but at the same time, it was meant to be a jumping off stinger for our last kickstarter.

It features select scenes directly from the screenplay, but with sections missing either due to spoilers or other having the funds to film.

I say no also, because it would be like asking you to give your opinion of Shin Godzilla based off of Godzilla coming ashore in his 4th form and barely making it off the beach before cutting off.

It's worth it for the backers, to see what could have been.

We truly wish we could let everyone on the internet see the 20 minute preview, but... alas, Toho has restricted us from doing so.
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TimSchiefer

22 months ago
Score 1
Deathrock9, sorry to hear our designs turned you off to the project.
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Green Blob Thing

22 months ago
Score 1
Perhaps I was being a bit too rude and harsh with my initial comment from 5 months back... I did like the Godzilla design.
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TimSchiefer

22 months ago
Score 1

It's no big deal, really. We've seen the entire spectrum of reactions in regards to our designs, from "Awesome" and "Innovative" to "Dumb" and "Stupid".

Opinions are always welcomed.
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Titanollante

34 months ago
Score 0
Should it be stated that this film is cancelled/scrapped or at least say it's no longer upcoming?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

34 months ago
Score 1
No, they're still making a 20-minute version.
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Green Blob Thing

32 months ago
Score 2
The 20 minute version will only be available to the Kickstarter backers so it may be hard to find information on it when it is finished.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

32 months ago
Score 0
With nearly 200 backers, finding someone willing to talk about the plot shouldn't be a problem. Seeing it for ourselves, on the other hand...
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Green Blob Thing

35 months ago
Score 3
Toho's attorneys met up with the Godzilla Heritage makers and they had a long chat and Toho said they can make the fan film as long as they meet these conditions:

The film will not have Godzilla in the title.
We would not make money from the film or commercially exploit it in any way.
We would not register the copyright in the film.
No physical copies can be made of the film in DVD, Blu-ray or any other format.
A specific disclaimer must be used after the title.
I will not create sequels to the fan film or produce/write/direct other Godzilla fan films.
The completed film will not be more than 50 minutes in length.
The total cost of production will not exceed $50,000.
We cannot raise any more funds from Kickstarter or other similar sites.
No version of the film or trailer for the film will be posted on YouTube or any other site where it can be viewed by the general public.
The film will only be made available for streaming through a secure online portal with access only to the backers who have financially backed the project.

Basically, this film is pretty much dead.
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SkullIsland

34 months ago
Score 0
Toho also killed a few channels that had some soundtracks on them. They even took down Goji is missing despite no money or donations being involved. It's seems they do this whenever a new Godzilla film comes out. Like when before shin Godzilla was released they gave copyright strikes to users who used trailer footage in their videos and took down a few channels. Then when the movie was released they stopped, but now that Godzilla: Monster planet is coming out they started doing it again. Guess they aren't taking any chances after Colossal.
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MosuFan2004

35 months ago
Score 1
Toho killed this movie. F###!!!
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SkullIsland

35 months ago
Score 1
To Toho it was a competitor using their trademark to make money outside of the company so its reasonable for them to do this. However, it is a shame as the film looked very well made and professional.
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Garfzilla

40 months ago
Score 1
Should we add Godzilla: Battle Royale?
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Titanollante

40 months ago
Score 1
We don't have to add EVERY fan film.
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Garfzilla

40 months ago
Score 0
Yes, but it would make no sense if we added this and not that. Just saying.
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The King of the Monsters

40 months ago
Score 0
Fanon content is selectively added here. Just because we add one fan film does not mean we are going to have to add all of them now. We only include fanon that has reached a certain threshold of notability and professionalism.
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Magara M&E

37 months ago
Score 0
Please don't add that
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SkullIsland

33 months ago
Score 0

Is this worth mentioning?


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